Billie Eilish’s homage to old Hollywood on thecover of British Vogue’s latest issue has sparkeda debate over the sexualization of women’sbodies in popular culture.
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From the time she first gained notoriety as alyricist at the age of 14, the now-19-year-oldsinger has made it a point to appear in publicdressed in loose attire.
In a 2019 Calvin Kleincampaign, she claimed that her signature stylewas motivated by a desire to be invisible to the rest of the world.
When Eilish remarked, “I never want the world to know everything about me,” she meant it.
“That’s why I dress in baggy, baggy sizes.
It’s impossible for anyone to form an opinion since no one has seen what’s beneath, you know?
Because she is so diverse in her body shape and size, it is impossible for anyone to assume that she is either “slim-thick,” “flat,” or “fat.”
There’s no one who can say anything like that because no one knows.”
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Inappropriate conjecture about Eilish’s physiquehas been circulating since her song “Ocean Eyes” was released in 2015.
Even though she wore a revealing outfit to prevent being sexualized as a child, paparazzi images didn’t deter curiousonlookers from making inappropriate comments about her body.
As part of a concert interlude,she addressed the topic of her body. A recordingof it will be available online in 2020.
According to her, it is not her place to worry about what otherpeople think about the way she looks or how she behaves.
This photo shoot for British Vogue is a change from her previous images.
Eilish maintains control over the way her body is shown in public while also maturing as an artist while wearing vintage-inspired underwear.
For her publicappearances, she wore baggy clothing since shesaid her figure “was the initial cause” of her unhappiness.
“Your Power,” a response to the way abusers control and exploit teenage girls,was released at the same time as her new look.
‘Don’t make me not a role model simply because you’re attracted to me,’ Eilish said to British Vogue in response to the way she had been seen as a body positive symbol because she wore a bodycon dress.